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British English: /bʌt/
American English: /bət/

Translation of butt in French:


  • 2 (esp American English) [informal] (buttocks)
    derrière (m) [informal]
    get off your butt [informal]!
    remue tes fesses! [informal]
  • 4 (person: target)to be the butt of somebody's jokes/of criticism
    être la cible des blagues de quelqu'un/des critiques

transitive verb

  • 1
    donner un coup de tête à
    (goat, ram etc)
    donner un coup de corne à
    to butt one's way through something
    se frayer un chemin à travers quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

butt in

(on conversation)
(during meeting) intervenir
he kept butting in on our conversation
il n'arrêtait pas de mettre son grain de sel [informal]
there's no need for you to butt in
tu n'as pas besoin de t'en mêler
sorry to butt in but
navré de vous interrompre mais
to butt into somebody's business (American English)
se mêler des affaires de quelqu'un

butt out

[informal] (American English)
butt out!
occupe-toi de tes oignons!
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